May 13th, 2010
11:33 PM ET

Suspicious vehicle causes brief scare in NYC

A suspicious vehicle with two gas canisters caused a brief scare in New York City late Thursday, police said.

An employee at Con Edison, an utility company located at 4 Irving Place, called 911 after noticing a four-door Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with the canisters in the back seat, authorities said.

At around 11:55 p.m. ET, a police robot was used to X-ray the vehicle and to blow out the windows, so members of the bomb squad could look inside.

Authorities were able to track down the vehicle's owner through the license tag. The owner told police he had the gas cans in the car because he mows lawns for relatives.

The Con Edison building and two nearby apartment buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Read the full CNN.com story here

soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. POLISHsausage

    FIRST!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mom

    glad you are home

    May 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    I live on 15th street, am watching this from my window..... cant tell if it is a serious threat. My apt has not been evacuated and the con-ed workers are still hanging out in their parking lot. There are several police and fire trucks and street closures........

    May 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ibrahim Thomas

    Einladungzumparadies.de!
    May the US Kuffar suffer!

    May 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dmack

    hoax

    May 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. alex

    Great, I have to work there tomorrow

    May 14, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. MissingNYC

    What is going on up there, when is this all gonna stop. I think people are just being copy cats and causing havoc in NY.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. son

    thanks mom,

    not in any danger

    May 14, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Frenchy

    Paranoia setting in.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Michael

    Has the world gone COMPLETELY MAD??????????

    May 14, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jason

    Looks like we got a copy cat!!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kimberly

    Ibrahim Thomas>
    May Yeshua the Hebrew Messiah (commonly called "Jesus Christ" in western countries) have more mercy on your soul than the US military is when they get their hands on you and your people.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. Don

    likely someone put their LP tanks out for trash and nothing more

    May 14, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. DrObama

    Now we can finally blame the Tea Party peeps. The last blame game was a dud. We got you Tea Baggers right where we want you!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. Felix155

    To Ibrahim Thomas. May you choke on white raisins.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
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